Funeral services announced for Sis. Frances J. Monson

By Stephanie Grimes | Posted - May 20th, 2013 @ 5:44pm



SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday the funeral services to be held for Frances J. Monson, the wife of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson. She passed away Friday.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at noon in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. The public is invited to the funeral service, according to a release on the church's website. There will be no public viewing.

Monson passed away peacefully Friday morning in a Salt Lake City hospital after having been hospitalized for several weeks. She was 85 years old.

She was recognized by her husband "as the family's beacon of love, compassion and encouragement," according to the release, and "lived a Christ-centered life in word and deed."

"She will forever be remembered for her kindness and quiet, sustained support of her husband in his Church duties," the release said.

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